I came across a post on Instagram today by Dana Linn Bailey referring to Rita Catolino's blog post, "The Squeeming Truth". It was refreshing to see this addressed by respectable women in the fitness world...as both a medical and fitness professional, these corset contraptions drive me absolutely crazy! As part of the "underground" culture in bodybuilding and the fitness world, practices such as this are unfortunately becoming more commonplace--I personally do not participate in practices such as this and I discourage anyone else from doing it as well...in my opinion it detracts from the respect of the sport of bodybuilding...bodybuilding should be about pure, hard work rather than results at any cost...unhealthy measures shouldn't be taken...have we lost sight as to what it's all about? Bodybuilding should be about obtaining a healthy, masterpiece of a physique earned by hard work and stellar nutrition, not by corsets or any other unhealthy practice.
Here's an excerpt from Rita Catolino's blog: "Damaged internal organs, digestive disorders, bruised and broken ribs are just a few of the possible side- effects. But the worst thing in my mind isn’t the fact that you can deform your stomach and liver, it's the unrealistic message that these people are sending out to these young, impressionable girls. Are these women mothers? Would they want this for their daughter? There younger sister??? I am truly appalled and saddened to see this practice evolve.
My goal is to continue to preach HEALTH, FITNESS, STRENGTH, LONGEVITY and BALANCE and quite frankly, corset wearing belongs NO WHERE in these goals. It's time we STOPPED COVERING our eyes to the awful truth that surrounds a large part of the fitness industry. I am starting today to spread the message, dilute the “perfection” of this industry and let people know that you can still BE, LIVE and ENJOY this industry without the negative attributes."
Thank you Rita!
Read her complete blog post at http://ritacatolino.com/archives/999